[Jiji Shashin]. 時事寫眞, Showa 10 . Stock ID #164477
Broadsheet printed in black and white, single-sided, a little light creasing, browned along right edge. 38.5 x 26.2 cm A special issue produced by the new agency Jiji Shashin to celebrate the arrival of a group of Australian girl students who came to Japan on a three month goodwill tour organized by the Young Australia League in 1935. The chaperone of the tour was Mrs. A Lodewyckx, wife of a Melbourne University professor who was described in the Australian media as "one of the most travelled women in Australia". The one-page newsheet features a large photograph of the 33-stong tour group, whose average age was under 19, on board their ship as it arrives in Japan. The Young Australia League had been founded in 1905 by Jack Simons and Lionel Boas, to promote education through travel. It had a strongly nationalist orientation. Mrs. Lodewyckx, who led the tour, also visited Germany and expressed her admiration for Hitler.
The image shows the party upon arrival in Japan. Captioned below in English "Arrival of a goodwill party of Australian female students in Kobe Harbour." Text in Japanese to the right of the photo. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164477).
Price: $225.00 AU